Karen Alonso, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Huntington Beach
Therapy is a joint effort and cannot be successful without your hard work and courage. My approach is warm and relational fostering self-expression and enhancing coping strategies. Creative expression is encouraged and invites individuals to envision options and possibilities by shifting perception, expanding awareness, and strengthening a sense of well-being. Both Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral strategies are collaborative by nature and through these modalities I will guide you to the answers you hold within, allowing natural healing through the power of the therapeutic relationship.
I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the treatment of personality disorders and emotion dysregulation, and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy are effective treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a variety of Anxiety Disorders.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an effective evidence based treatment for persons who have difficulty managing their emotions and behaviors. I am a Behavior Therapy Training Institute Graduate. My profile can be found on the International OCD foundation website.
Call or Email Karen Alonso for a free phone consultation now - (714) 643-8850

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Chapman University
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: MFC 51628 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $170
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Specialties

  • Borderline Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Mood Disorders

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • ERP
  • Expressive Arts

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016
Karen Alonso, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Huntington Beach

Karen Alonso

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT